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A follow-up to the original Rolling Thunder, this is a "shoot-the-bad-guys-and-save-the-world" game. A terrorist group has taken out the world information flow and, as either a guy named Albert Ross or a woman named Leila, you must stop them. You can also get weapons that pack more of a punch than your ordinary hand gun. The original Arcade version of Rolling Thunder 2 supports two-player cooperative play.

The Genesis conversion is single-player only, but instead it introduces several new stages with new enemies and bosses. The original stages have been tweaked to provide more cover points and bonus items; also two new weapons were added - a laser and a flamethrower. The storyline cutscenes between the stages were expanded. This version introduces a password system that allows the players to continue from any previously visited stage.

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Rolling Thunder 2 Arcade Round clear
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis The flamethrower is the most powerful weapon at close range.
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis The final boss in his second form. The firing patterns are easy to adapt to.
Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis Get extra ammo from doors with a sign next to it. Some even contain special features, but often a trap as well.

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Alternate Titles

  • "RT2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "ローリングサンダー2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Rolling thunder-- a nice little game Genesis paul cairey (317)

Critic Reviews

Hobby Consolas Genesis Jan, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jan, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Sega Force Genesis Jan 14, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Genesis Jan, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Play Time Genesis Jul, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 08, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jul 28, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Wii Jan 16, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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